How to store Jerusalem artichokes and 20 ways to eat them!

We went to a seedling swap a couple of years ago and came back with some Jerusalem artichoke tubers. You can read more here, but basically we took some seedlings and swapped them for other people’s seedlings or in this case tubers – it was great! My husband planted the tubers in our garden and
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Saved from the compost – leaf and stem soup!

I get a fruit and veg box and today in my box I had beetroot, kohlrabi and radishes (and more). All of them came with leaves and stems/ stalks and I wondered if they were edible.  A quick google later though and I found out that beetroot, kohrabi and radish stalks/ stems and leaves are
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Corn picking fun!

Going to meet a group of strangers can sometimes be a bit unnerving, but there is something about volunteering that breaks the ice. Everyone has something to do and a common purpose. Ever since I heard about the gleaning network some time ago, I have wanted to go and help, but I wasn’t able to
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15 ways to avoid wasting food and why (plus what to do if all else fails)!

Reducing food waste is something that has become more and more important to me.  It hasn’t always been this way.  In the past I really didn’t give much thought to it, I felt bad that there were people going hungry in the world, but I didn’t directly connect it with the food that I was
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Raspberry avocado sorbet recipe – a delicious sugar and dairy free dessert!

Although blitzing avocado with frozen raspberries may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of eating dessert, actually it tastes great (to my sugar free taste buds) and the taste of the avocado is hidden behind the raspberry flavour.   The result is something which looks a bit like raspberry
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My dairy free plan of action

My doctor thinks my kids and I might have a dairy allergy or intolerance.  To be honest I’ve been waiting for the day someone was going to tell me to get my kids to avoid dairy products.  When I was younger I couldn’t eat dairy products at all as they gave me constant colds, but
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My Year of Eco Challenges – Challenge 7 – starting a food sharing revolution in my local area!

My 7th challenge on My Year of Eco Challenges is to do something to help tackle the issues of food waste and food poverty in my local area by encouraging people to share food! According to Love Food Hate Waste ‘almost 50% of the total amount of food thrown away in the UK comes from
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Last night at Brighton Green Drinks….

Green Drinks is a global phenomenon and something I only found out about fairly recently. They provide an opportunity for people concerned with environmental issues to get together, to network and to discuss all things eco and green.   I went to the Brighton Green Drinks for the first time last month and liked it
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Seasons greetings and brussels sprouts toothpicks to you all!

To all my readers out there that have been celebrating today, I hope you had a very happy Christmas!  For all those that think it isn’t their holiday this article gives an interesting take on the subject… The brussels sprouts on the stem (as pictured above) went down very well at my family lunch today. Afterwards not
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